Huntsville Police officer involved in deadly overnight shooting


HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – Authorities are investigating an incident where an officer injured someone in a shooting on Edinburgh Drive in Huntsville.

Lt. Sumlin with the Huntsville Police Department confirmed that officers were called to the 2100-block of Edinburgh Drive around 10:30 p.m.

When they arrived, they said Alberto Rivas, 57, pointed a handgun at them.

One officer fired their gun and hit Rivas, who was taken to Huntsville Hospital, where he later died.

Sumlin said the officer will be on administrative duty until the investigation is completed and reviewed by an Incident Review Board to ensure no department policies were violated.

The Madison County District Attorney’s Office will also review the investigation to ensure no laws were broken.

Sumlin says the shooting is still under investigation at this time.

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